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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last

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Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The

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Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity

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Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State

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Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of

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Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a

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TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on

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Year 12 Outcomes for Cairns Schools

Date:March 4, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, Some of you will have read the Cairns Post story last week on the Year 12 outcomes

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Principal’s Blog 2019 – Response to Fees

Date:February 1, 2019

Dear Parents Welcome back to another exciting year. Some of you may have read a story in the Cairns Post

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Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

certII_photoStudents at TAS can obtain a qualification in outdoor recreation by enrolling in the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation program. This in depth course includes a range of outdoor pursuits that help to develop students into future outdoor leaders.


First Year Students

Term I

Hiking introduction and day trips to Pete’s Falls, Glacier Rock and Centenary Lakes for navigation exercises. Class visits from local outdoor gear specialists.

Expedition for three days to Stannary Hills and the Walsh River

Term II

White water canoeing introduction with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Three day expedition on the Mulgrave River.

Term III

Climbing, abseiling and caving introduction with day trips to Aeroglen Quarry and Barron Gorge.

Expedition for three days to Chillagoe for caving and abseiling.

Term IV

Students are introduced to kayaking in preparation for Term V next year.

Two day Remote Area First Aid Course.


Second Year Students

Term V

Introduction to white water kayaking with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Expedition for three days to the Mulgrave River.

Term VI

Advanced hiking focus with day trips to the Blue Arrow and Walsh’ Pyramid.

Three day journey expedition to summit and traverse Mt Emerald with two waterfall abseils.

Term VII

Advanced climbing and abseiling with day trips to Aeroglen quarry. Update resuscitation qualifications

Climbing and abseiling expedition for three days to Mt Stewart Townsville with indoor climbing session at Anaconda.

Term VIII

Graduation

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